Chinese players celebrate during the match against Dominican Republic at the Volleyball Nations League in Rimini, Italy, June 13, 2021. /Xinhua
China wrapped up a four-set win over the Dominican Republic on Sunday at the 2021 women's Volleyball Nations League in Rimini, Italy.
In their sixth victory in 11 matches, China's aces Zhu Ting and Zhang Changning combined to contribute 30 points. Rivera Brens Prisilla scored a game-high 20 points for the Dominican Republic.
"I think we played well and our blocking made a difference. Tomorrow we will play against Italy and I am sure their coach will prepare well," said Chinese captain Zhu Ting.
"I think it was a very interesting match – either side could have won," said Prisilla.
"China played very well today and had very good service at the end of the set."
With only four matches left in the preliminary round, it is still in doubt whether China could finish in top four or not.
Title-holders the U.S. extended their winning run to 11 with a 3-0 win (25-23, 26-24, 25-20) against Japan, strengthening their hold on the top spot.
Turkey swept Belgium 3-0. The Netherlands rallied past Italy 3-2. Russia defeated Canada 3-0. Poland beat Thailand 3-0. Brazil overcame Germany 3-1, while South Korea overcame Serbia 3-1.
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